The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

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Tackle Football

All incoming 4th graders, in fall 2017, are required to attend an evaluation camp during the summer of 2017. Any new 5th or 6th graders are also required to attend a summer camp to receive an evaluation. Click Here for more information on summer football camps.


Fall 2017 Tackle Football Open Registration: June 15th-August 18th

Coach Meeting/Football Draw: August 28th

Practice Begins: August 29th

Season Begins: September 9th

Season Length: 8 Week Season - 2 Preseason games & 6 Regular Season Games

All games are held on Saturday.


Players on the field:

Minimum: 5

Maximum: 6


Fee: Member-$125 / Non-member-$205


Tackle Football

"The Highland Park Scots Football program, and the Highland Park ISD athletic department, recommend that HPISD students and other Park Cities community members who want to play tackle football participate in the Moody Family YMCA's 6-man football program.  As compared to 11-man football, 6-man football provides more opportunities for each player to gain valuable experience throwing, catching, running, blocking, and tackling, and provides a safer environment for our community's children to learn proper football techniques.  Moody Family YMCA tackle football coaches are certified in the Heads Up Football program, through USA Football.   In addition, your child's participation in the Moody Family YMCA's 6-man football program promotes community values, and the Moody Family YMCA's 6-man football program gives our community's children the opportunity to participate in the same program that has functioned, for decades, as the feeder program to the State of Texas's most successful high school football team of all time, the Highland Park Scots." 

Johnny Ringo, Athletic Director, HPISD

Randy Allen, Coach HPHS


Team Formation:

Grade: 4 - Evaluated Draw.  All incoming 4th graders MUST have received an evaluation during the summer camps.  Coaches draw players based on evaluations.

Grades 5-6 - All teams return from previous year.  Anyone wishing to change teams must re-enter the draw and receive a re-evaluation during the summer.  Any new player in 5th or 6th grade MUST attend an evaluation camp over the summer in order to play in the fall 2017 season.